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Jul 28, 2017
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Show overlay label for ContentArea when hovering in On-Page-Edit mode

Following this forum thread - Show overlay label for ContentArea when hovering in On-Page-Edit mode, I created a custom content area to resolve it (in Alloy MVC template).

Firstly, to see how a property display its overlay label when hover, inspect its markup code (in this case, I inspected logo on Start page). You will see it used infomationNode to showing:

informationNode dojo attach point

And then, looking in epi/shell/widget/overlay/Item widget source, I found that overlay label value set by following code block:

overlay label code block

Let's take a look in ContentArea source code (see how to view source code at link), it extended from epi/shell/widget/overlay/Item

ContentArea source

and also had it own template:

default ContentArea template

The above template missed informationNode section, so that, nothing displayed when hover a ContentArea property in Edit mode. Well, to show overlay label for ContentArea, we just needed to add that section to ContentArea's template, like that

ContentArea with template have informationNode

Let's do it step by step

Create custom content area editor descriptor (under "/Business/EditorDescriptors/" folder)

/// <summary>
/// Editor descriptor that extends base editor descriptor for <see cref="ContentArea"/> in order to show overlay label when hovering in On-Page-Edit mode
/// </summary>
[EditorDescriptorRegistration(TargetType = typeof(ContentArea), UIHint = "CustomContentArea")]
public class CustomContentAreaEditorDescriptor : ContentAreaEditorDescriptor
    public override void ModifyMetadata(ExtendedMetadata metadata, IEnumerable<Attribute> attributes)
        base.ModifyMetadata(metadata, attributes);

        metadata.OverlayConfiguration["customType"] = "alloy/widget/overlay/CustomContentArea";

Create custom content area template (under "/ClientResources/Scripts/widget/templates/" folder), named "CustomContentArea.html"

<div class="epi-overlay-blockarea">
    <div class="epi-overlay-item-container">
        <div class="epi-overlay-bracket"></div>
    <div data-dojo-attach-point="containerNode" class="epi-overlay-blockarea-container">
        <span data-dojo-attach-point="informationNode" class="epi-overlay-item-info"></span>
    <div data-dojo-attach-point="actionsNode" class="epi-overlay-blockarea-actionscontainer">
        <div data-dojo-attach-point="actionsNodeControls" class="epi-overlay-blockarea-actions"></div>

Create custom content area widget (under "/ClientResources/Scripts/widget/overlay/" folder), named "CustomContentArea.js"

// dojo
// epi
// resources
], function (
// dojo
// epi
// resources
) {
    return declare("alloy.widget.overlay.CustomContentArea", [ContentArea], {
        templateString: template

For example, add UIHint for MainContentArea property of Start page

    GroupName = SystemTabNames.Content,
    Order = 320)]
public virtual ContentArea MainContentArea { get; set; }

In additional, we have another way to marked all ContentArea properties to rendered with custom editor (without added [UIHint("CustomContentArea")] attribute for each)

/// <summary>
/// Editor descriptor that extends base editor descriptor for <see cref="ContentArea"/> in order to show overlay label when hovering in On-Page-Edit mode
/// </summary>
[EditorDescriptorRegistration(TargetType = typeof(ContentArea), EditorDescriptorBehavior = EditorDescriptorBehavior.OverrideDefault)]
public class CustomContentAreaEditorDescriptor : ContentAreaEditorDescriptor

Finally, here is the result when edit Start page

custom content area show overlay label when hovering in on-page-edit mode

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